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A young doctor is devastated after he discovers one of his friends dead in his house following a dinner party. Dr. Jerry Weissman, unravels the complex methods and motives for her death and it challenges his views about the dying process. The ethical controversies concealed in her death also motivate him to transform emotionally withdrawn relationships with friends, family, and patients. In writing The Other Face of Murder, Dr. Gil Porat joins the ranks of other distinguished medical professionals, from Crichton to Chekhov, who have made of writing their second love after medicine. In this outstanding first novel, Porat's penetrating prose upholds the tradition of those preceding him while simultaneously expanding the boundaries of literature. His ability to convert the tragic into the hilarious, without degrading an important topic, rewards the intelligent reader. Be prepared to laugh and learn.
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Gil Porat, M.D. graduated medical school with Alpha Omega Alpha honors at the young age of twenty-five. As a post-pubescent doctor, he moved to Oregon soon after it became the first state to legalize physician-assisted death. End-of-life care debates were confronting the healthcare community unlike any time in American history. Currently practicing medicine in Colorado, he remains concerned about the modern preference to ignore the realities of terminal illness. In writing The Other Face of Murder, the author's objective was to entertain with conundrums and humor while also enlightening readers about riveting bioethical issues.Review:
A fine first novel by Dr. Gil Porat, whose prose combines humor with the edginess of Edgar Allen Poe. --Steve Alten, NY Times bestselling author of The Shell Game.
'The Other Face of Murder' takes a look at the ethics of end-of-life issues through the prism of two extremely different deaths, and forces the reader to ponder whether the general definitions of murder and suicide even apply in these circumstances. The result is provocative, ambiguous and, at times, surprisingly funny. --The Colorado Springs Gazette
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Book Description Alondra Press, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0981452310